Sun. Apr. 1, 2pm - 5pm
SSAtlantic/Terence Bay Lighthouse COMMUNITY GATHERING

  • Seafood Chowder Supper
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Recognition of the Rescue Heroes
  • DVD Virtual Tour
  • Silent Auction
  • Bake Table

Adult $10; Children $5; 5 & under FREE
Limited number available at the Terence Bay Post Office,
ROC, and the PRCC; or or 852-3147.

Part Time Gardener Position

Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building is home to 175 Veterans. There is a beautiful enclosed garden surrounding 2 sides of the building that provides a sanctuary for the residents of Camp Hill.

We are seeking a part-time gardener from May to October, 2012 to assist with general garden maintenance tasks such as:

• Planting
• Pruning
• Weeding
• Bed clean up, edging
• Watering and fertilizing plants

Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in decorative and edible garden care and landscaping. This is a contract position for 20 hours / week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from mid May to mid October.

Interested applicants please send your resume to:
Elsie Rolls/Heather White
Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building - Room 2631
5955 Veterans Memorial Way
Halifax, NS B3H 2E1
OR or

Inspiration Meeting: Wed. Mar. 28

Head gardeners Bellies
Photo by sarnibill1 on Flickr
It's the time of year when we can smell the earth thawing so we dig out our gloves and go in search of signs of Spring in our gardens!  We're getting our ideas together for the season and gathering inspiration for the gardening months ahead as everything turns green again.

To help kick start your gardening season, we're planning a Garden Inspiration Meeting on Wednesday, March 28th!  This meeting will be all about our members, sharing, learning and getting the inside scoop with HOT gardening tips from each other!

Sooooooo.... for this meeting, we are asking everyone to dig around in your gardening stash and find your favorite garden-related item!!  Anything goes, everything qualifies! We would like you to dust it off, bring it to our meeting and tell us in 2 minutes or less why it's your favorite and you just couldn't imagine living without it!

What'll it be?  Your favorite:

  • rubber boots
  • watering can
  • shovel
  • bird bath
  • garden reference
  • insect repellant

  • planter
  • fertilizer
  • deer repellant
  • knee pads
  • garden decor
  • weed eater

  • garden rake
  • plant tags
  • tool kit
  • garden cart
  • composter
  • feeder

I bet some of you will know instantly what you need to show us!  I bet some of you are wondering which of your many favorites to choose!  If it's something not easily transported, just bring us a picture of it!  I can't wait to see what everyone brings - and I can't wait to hear why!

We will once again be collecting for the local food bank, so please bring along a food item for the donation box - every bit helps!

(order forms are in the right hand menu of our site)

HRM Library Programs for Gardeners

Photo by Moyan Brenn on Flickr
Click here for this month's Library Guide!  It has some really great FREE programs lined up for all sorts of topics - including gardening!

Here are just a few examples:

Green Spring Cleaning
Save money and live healthier by learning
green techniques to clean your home just
in time for spring.
Saturday, April 21/2:30 p.m.

Native Plants
This six-part series presented by the
Ecology Action Centre will focus on
plants native to the Halifax area. See for descriptions
of each session. Drop in to any session or
attend all six.
Alternate Thursdays/7 p.m.
March 1-May 10

Foraging in the City 
Learn how to live a sustainable life by
growing and preserving your own food
while living in an urban environment.
Presenters will speak at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 31/1-4 p.m.
Elizabeth Peirce, Yes You CanElizabeth Peirce, author of Grow
Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia
Vegetable Gardening, will talk about 
different kinds of food preserving.
Niki Jabbour, Cultivated EdiblesNiki Jabbour, author of The Year Round
Vegetable Gardener, will talk about urban
vegetable gardening, detailing sneaky
ways to get more out of your space.
Jayme Melrose, Food Forest Gardening
Jayme Melrose, a.ka. the Garden Doula,
will explain the concept of food forest
The Year Round Vegetable

Join writer and radio host Niki Jabbour
for gardening tips and ideas from her new
book, The Year Round Vegetable Gardener.
See page 6 for another gardening
program with Niki Jabbour.
Saturday, March 24/2 p.m.

Joys & Woes of the 
Urban Lawn 
Presented by Lynn Brooks, a member of
the Master Gardeners of Atlantic Canada,
an organization that helps new gardeners
and assists in the greening and
beautification of communities.
Saturday, March 31/2 p.m.

Attracting Backyard Birds in
Winter & Spring
Noted Nova Scotia birder Clarence Stevens
will share secrets used by bird experts to
help you entice birds to your backyard,
including colourful spring rarities.
Tuesday, March 13/7 p.m.

Windowsill Herbs
Bring your own pot, we’ll supply the soil
and seeds. Then, you’ll craft your own
plant marker from metal tape.
Wednesday, April 18/1:30 p.m.

Regional Meeting

Hosted by Eastern Shore Garden Club


89 East Chezzetcook Road

Take exit 21 (Gaetz Brook) off Hwy 107 east of Dartmouth
Turn left at the top of the ramp. The Lions Club Hall is approximately 1km on the right.

          9:30 - 10am   Registration
         10:00 - 10:10  Welcome and Introductions
         10:10 - 10:30  Club Reports
         10:30 - 11:15  Alan Banks, Harbour Breeze Daylilies
                        Japanese Iris 
         11:15 - 11:30  Stretch Break
         11:30 - 12:15  Garnet Wright, The Stone Gallery
           12:15 - 1:30  Lunch
           1:30 - 2:30  Crystal Godfrey, The Secret Garden
                        Getting Ready for Spring & Garden Design
           2:30 - 2:45 Door prizes and Closing Remarks

Joe Mrkonjic - SeaBoost 
Doug Stoddart - Iron works 
Keith Kerr - Bat Houses 
Alan Banks - Daylilies 
Sue Carpenter - Garden Themed Decor

Admission $10
We would like you to try to remember to be environmentally aware 
and bring your own coffee mug
Please would each club provide three door prizes approximately $20 each